Syrian rebel leader wounded in bomb attack


A top Syrian rebel military leader was wounded and perhaps killed by a bomb stuck to his car, activists said on Monday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the blast targeted Col. Riad al-Asaad during a visit to the town of Mayadeen in eastern Syria.

The Observatory cited conflicting reports on al-Asaad’s fate, with some saying he had been killed and others saying he lost a leg. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

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